11-month-old baby dies after being left in a car while parents went to church in Florida
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Recently, the death of a 1-year-old boy after being left in a hot car in Washington was announced, however, the recklessness of many parents continues to take its toll and a similar tragedy was reported, in Florida, where a baby died under similar conditions.
According to Palm Bay police, he responded to a report of an unresponsive baby in a vehicle.
“When they arrived, they learned that the baby had been left in a car for approximately three hours while the parents were at church,” the Palm Bay Police Department said.
The baby was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased, police said Tuesday. A police department spokesman did not have a time of death available.
No arrests have been made in the case at this time and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
“This is an unfortunate incident, and our condolences and prayers are with the family,” said Palm Bay Police Chief Mario Augello.
Palm Bay is located about 75 miles southeast of Orlando. The temperature in the city around noon on Sunday was around 70 degrees when the tragedy happened.
The temperature inside a car can exceed 115 degrees when the outside temperature is only 70 degrees, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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